Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
These cookies have a wonderful rich chocolate flavor. And the aroma! I had to beat my boyfriend and housemate away from the oven with a spatula while the cookies were baking.The "whatever" refers to the chips, nuts, candies you put in these cookies (I used holiday colored m&m's). This is adapted from a Hershey Kitchens recipe.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄2-2 cups M&M's, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, whatever you want
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a large bowl, beat butter, sugars, vanilla and salt until creamy. Add eggs and beat well.
- In a separate bowl, stir together cocoa, flour, and baking soda. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended (the dough will be quite thick).
- Stir in whatever candies or nuts you are using.
- Drop by rounded teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes, until set. Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet to wire racks to cool completely.
This really is a good basic chocolate cookie recipe. Like it says, you can add m & m's, reeses pieces (really good), or whatever. They do spread while cooking, 1 teaspoon ends up as a 2 inch cookie.
A friend of mine told me she was going to be baking some chocolate and cookies and would bring some to me. I was craving them by the time she came over with them. Unfortunatly they has so much chocolate in them I eat one. Then I found this recipe and decided to try them. These are great cookies. They have just the right amount of sweetness and chocolate. My boys helped me make these and they wanted to add walnuts and peanut butter m&m's. My only warning about these it that they get huge while they cook. The first batch I let the boys spoon them on and it ended up looking like one huge cookie. They did not care though. After that batch I could get 9 cookies on one cookie sheet with out them touching. But they are well worth it. Thanks for the recipe.
These were delicious really went down as treat in my house. I used choc chips in them but will experiment with what to put in.